The Life and Times of Richard Baxter: With a Critical Examination of His Writings, Volume 1

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Page 497 - The description of heaven in Heb. xii. 22, was most comfortable to him ; that he was going to the " innumerable company of angels, and to the general assembly and Church of the first-born, whose names are written in heaven...
Page 494 - And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house ; and received all that came in unto him, preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, no man forbidding him.
Page 489 - But without faith it is impossible to please God ; for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is the rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Page 41 - But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now.
Page 446 - Baxter ; but if Baxter did but stand on the other side of the pillory with him, I would say two of the greatest rogues and rascals in the kingdom stood there.
Page 181 - A few days after he sent for me again, to hear my judgment about liberty of conscience, which he pretended to be most zealous for, before almost all his privy council ; where, after another slow tedious speech of his, I told him a little of my judgment. And when two of his company had spun out a great deal more of the time in such-like tedious, but more ignorant speeches, some four or five hours being spent, I told him, that if he would be at the labour to read it, i could tell him more of my mind...
Page 391 - I, AB, do declare that it is not lawful upon any pretence whatsoever to take arms against the king, and that I do abhor that traitorous position of taking arms by his authority against his person or against those that are commissioned by him...
Page 186 - Hereupon he got a commission to take some care of the associated counties, where he brought this troop into a double regiment of fourteen full troops, and all these as full of religious men as he could get. These, having more than ordinary wit and resolution, had more than ordinary success, first in Lincolnshire and afterward in the Earl of Manchester's army at York fight.
Page 308 - Quakers did greatly relieve the sober people for a time; for they were so resolute, and gloried in their constancy and sufferings, that they assembled openly (at the Bull and Mouth near Aldersgate) and were dragged away daily to the common jail; and yet desisted not, but the rest came the next day nevertheless. So that the jail at Newgate was filled with them. Abundance of them died in prison, and yet they continued their assemblies still.
Page 320 - Yet, to quit the towns where they had long been connected, and where alone they had friends and disciples, for a residence in country Villages, was an exclusion from the ordinary means of subsistence* The Church of England had, doubtless, her provocations ; but she made retaliation much more than commensurate to the injury.

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